EU Study Tour

Congratulations to this year's EU Study Tour and Internship Program Participants!

Please watch for program updates and application details for summer 2023 coming this fall

 

For questions or to request information, please email us at eustudytour@uvic.ca

 

Program Dates for 2022

"Virtual EU Study Tour" for academic credit:  May 2-20th, 2022

Optional internships in the EU begin May 30th, with placements generally lasting two months. 

What is the EU Study Tour?

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is a field school that offers complete immersion into the European Union's institutions, evolution, and current issues through guided visits to the major institutions of the EU.  Building on fifteen years of successful tours, the Study Tour is grateful for the continued support of the European Commission and the Canadian Mission to the EU. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related uncertainty, we will be offering a hybrid program for 2022.

The Study Tour takes place annually in May, and for 2022 over the course of more than two weeks students will take a "virtual tour" of the key European Union institutions and civil society organizations. Students will engage with representatives of the EU’s administrative and political leadership, such as the European Commission, Parliament, Court of Justice, and Central Bank, along with other European organizations such as NATO and the Canadian Mission to the EU. The Virtual Study Tour is not simply an accredited course, it is designed to be a full immersion into European history, culture, and political formation, a program for self-directed and independent study.

In addition to participation in the Virtual Study Tour, a number of qualified participants are offered internship opportunities with EU institutions and other organizations following completion of the Tour. The 2022 internships are two months in duration, and are typically completed by the beginning of August (occasionally the timing differs). Some participants have remained in Europe to work or live, as a result of the networks and experiences they gained through this program.

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is organized by UVic and a network of Canadian universities involved in the Network for European studies (Canada). The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Those interested must first be pre-selected by their home university and may then proceed with their application to become a visiting student at UVic in order to register for the program. Most universities complete their pre-selections by early January of the corresponding Study Tour year. 

Take a look at the itineraries for previous Tours: 

2019 Program Itinerary (updated May 21 2019)

2018 Program Itinerary (updated July 21 2018)

Find out how the EU study tour can enhance your academic and professional pursuits!

International Stories:

Read past Study Tour participants' testimonials here. 

To catch up on what our 2019 EU Study Tour students were learning about, read their blog, hosted by EUCANET.  

 

Video montage of the 12th EU study tour, held in May 2015.

The COVID-19 pandemic remains a significant concern globally as of late 2021. The European Union Study Tour and Internship Program is in close communication with our partner universities to remain informed on the latest guidelines for international travel as we plan for 2022.

We will update this site as new protocol is defined. In the meantime, prospective participants may wish to visit Global Affairs Canada for official travel information

Please note that all EU Study Tour and Internship Program Participants will be required to follow all public health measures required by host countries and institutions to include vaccinations, testing, etc.